Ori and the blind forest … on the switch!
By Adam Bankhurst
A new report suggests that the Xbox Games Pass could move to the Nintendo Switch in the future streaming.
Through the intermediary of Game Informer, Direct Feed Games, a "Nintendo-centric rumored selling point", says that Microsoft is preparing to publish ports of its games on the switch, allowing owners of switch to stream Xbox Games Pass titles. his Project xCloud service.
This is not the first time that Microsoft-owned developers are seeing their games coming onto the Switch, games such as Minecraft and the upcoming Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice have or will find their way to the latest console from Nintendo.
The Direct Feed report specifically mentions Ori and the Blind Forest as one of the potentially Switch-directed titles, and if so, it could indicate that his suite, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, might well travel to Switch will also arrive on Xbox Games Pass later this year.
Game Informer sources have indicated that this announcement "could come as early as this year".
This rumor would be consistent with recent initiatives by Microsoft to extend the reach of the Xbox, such as its intention to transfer its Xbox Games Pass to PC and Xbox Live to Switch and mobile devices.
The arrival of games on Xbox Games Pass on Nintendo Switch would also not be the first streaming of games, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Resident Evil 7 can be read by cloud in Japan.
Adam Bankhurst is an IGN journalist who needs Ori and the Blind Forest on the Switch because it is one of his favorite games of all time. You can follow him on Twitter @ AdamBankhurst.